'The Devil Wears Prada' is officially getting a sequel

Publish Date
Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 11:24AM
Photo / Bang! Showbiz

Photo / Bang! Showbiz

A Devil Wears Prada sequel is said to be in the works.

Meryl Streep is thought to be in line to reprise her role as high-powered magazine editor Miranda Priestly in the follow-up to the original 2006 movie, according to Puck News.

It's not yet known whether Anne Hathaway will be back to reprise her role as Andy Sachs in the Disney motion picture, but Emily Blunt is set to return as Emily Charlton.

According to Variety, The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna is in talks about a return to pen the sequel.

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Early reports have indicated the movie will tell the story of Priestly going up against her former colleague Charlton, who is now a high-powered executive.

News of the follow-up film comes just four months after Hathaway told The Devil Wears Prada fans they "don't need to worry about a sequel", despite author Lauren Weisberger penning 'Revenge Wears Prada'.

She told E! News: "I don't think a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen."

Hathaway joked the trio will "continue to give out awards to other people", but rubbished the idea of a sequel.

The actress admitted she "would love" to see the trio reunite with director David Frankel, but she wants the original movie to stand alone.

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She said: "The truth of the matter is - with any film - all we can do is make it.

"The reason that movie felt so special was that we were a team and we did that work, but really it's the love that everybody pours to it.

"Let's just keep the thing that we all agree with love."

Hathaway played aspiring journalist Sachs in the movie, who is hired as a personal assistant to fashion magazine editor Priestly.

However, there were some concerns Hollywood veteran Streep wouldn't be "funny" enough for the part.

Speaking on the Hollywood Gold podcast, producer Wendy Finerman previously said: "Meryl, people thought we were crazy. I mean, I had people call me up and say, ‘Are you out of your mind? She’s never been funny a day in her life.'

"But this was clearly a different kind of world for her, and I think that that was part of the fun of the unexpected."

- Written by Bang! Showbiz and republished here with permission

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